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Musicals special with Mel C, Jason Manford and YolanDa Brown

Nicki welcomes stage and screen star Jason Manford, award winner (for Jesus Christ Superstar) Melanie C and musician and double MOBO award YolanDa Brown to celebrate Musicals.

As part of Radio 2's celebrations of Musicals, Nicki welcomes her old friend Mel C - no stranger to music and the stage with her huge world wide Spice Girls and solo tours, work as a judge on the talent show Superstar and subsequent award winning role in Jesus Christ Superstar. Melanie was so inspired that she also recorded an album of musical theatre songs - Stages in 2012.

Jason Manford has appeared in Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Guys and Dolls along with his work on the comedy circuit and on television. Jason has been nominated for a Perrier award in Edinburgh, been on the Royal Variety Show, came second on The Masked Singer, reached the Top 10 with his album of musical favourites and runs a comedy club with his brother.

Double MOBO Award winning musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown has appeared in the CBeebies Panto and hosted Radio 2 Early Breakfast show. YolanDa is on a mission to promote music education in primary schools. She also has a new album out - YolanDa’s Band Jam - based on her hugely popular CBeebies television show, which has been described as the Jools Holland equivalent for children. YolanDa is also one of our premier female saxophonists, known for her fusion of reggae, jazz and soul. She has presented at the BBC Proms and toured with The Temptations, Billy Ocean and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, as well as playing with Rick Astley and Kelly Jones on Jool's Annual Hootenanny.

Nicki also plays The Greatest Record Ever Made...But Rarely Played, dips into The Chappers Collection to feature an artist she has worked with in the past and asks jounalist Sophie Harris to take our minds off the news in Nicki's Escape Club.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Kim Wilde

    Kids In America

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Steps

    To The Beat Of My Heart

    • What The Future Holds.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Taylor Swift

    Shake It Off

    • (CD Single).
    • Big Machine.
    • 1.
  • Melanie C

    Into You

    • Melanie C (Deluxe).
    • Red Girl.
    • 1.
  • The Soup Dragons

    I'm Free (feat. Junior Reid)

    • Weekender - Various Artists.
    • Columbia.
  • Jason Derulo

    Lifestyle (feat. Adam Levine)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Olivia Newton‐John & Electric Light Orchestra


    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Julie Andrews & The Children Of The Sound Of Music

    The Lonely Goatherd

    • The Sound Of Music.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Otto

    Tell Me Something (I Don't Know)

    • Post.
    • Bay Street Records.
    • 1.
  • Blondie

    Hanging On The Telephone

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Depeche Mode

    Just Can't Get Enough

    • Me Without You O.S.T. - Various.
    • Columbia.
  • MAX

    Blueberry Eyes (feat. SUGA)

    • (CD Single).
    • Colour Vision Records.
  • Bee Gees

    How Deep Is Your Love

    • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • Ariana Grande


    • (CD Single).
    • Republic.
  • Buffy Sainte‐Marie

    The Big Ones Get Away

    • All Woman 2 (Various Artists).
    • Quality Television.
  • Marisha Wallace

    Before I Go (Radio 2 House Music, 28 Jan 2021)

    • (CD Single).
  • The Cure

    In Between Days

    • The Cure - Staring At The Sea.
    • Fiction.
  • Queen

    I Want To Break Free

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Jubël

    Weekend Vibe

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Gwen Guthrie

    Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

    • Now 1986 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Don Henley

    The Boys Of Summer

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Armin van Buuren

    Feel Something (feat. Duncan Laurence)

    • (CD Single).
    • Armada Music.
  • Will Smith

    Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Olivia Rodrigo

    drivers licence

    • (CD Single).
    • Geffen.
    • 1.
  • YolanDa Brown

    Animal Bop

    • YolanDa’s Band Jam.
    • Sony Music.
    • 1.
  • Tori Kelly

    Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

    • Sing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • (P) 2016 Universal Studios and Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc..
    • 15.
  • Louis Prima, Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman

    I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)

    • Disney's Greatest Hits.
    • BMG.
  • Phil Collins

    In the Air Tonight

    • Phil Collins - Face Value.
    • Virgin.
  • Smith & Burrows

    Parliament Hill

    • Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough.
    • PIAS Recordings.
    • 5.


  • Sat 30 Jan 2021 10:00

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